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Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift’s $50K Gift Forces Policy Change at GoFundMe

Taylor Swift holds all the power, forcing tech companies to change their policies left and right. A very generous pledge to a GoFundMe campaign has forced the company to change its donation policies. Earlier this week, Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to a little girl named Naomi, who is currently battling Leukemia. “Taylor Swift’s donation was so generous that it required …

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Rachael Farrokh: 40 Pound Anorexic Woman Makes Plea For Help On Crowdfunding Site

Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, indiegogo and GoFundMe have seen their share of people asking support for their latest movies, inventions or what not. But Rachael Farrokh’s crowdfunding page is asking for something more, it’s asking for help in saving her life. The 37-year-old SoCal resident has been battling anorexia for the past decade and has left the 5’7” Rachael barely …

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Jessica Chambers: Scammers Move In to Make Money Off Burned Girl’s Memory

Jessica Chambers has lots of people who remember her, and hundreds more who want to help find out who killed her. Support for the family has been steady and deep. But some people want to use the death of Jessica Chambers as an opportunity to put money in their own pockets, relying on public outrage over her murder and the …

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Anna Cardwell Launches GoFundMe Campaign, Deletes It

Anna Cardwell, of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo infamy, recently launched a vague $20,000 GoFundMe campaign, which she has since taken down. Cardwell’s GoFundMe page presently seems to be missing key information after her cancelling of it, but the page can still be accessed. Cardwell, 20, explained her desire for $20,000: Anna for here comes honey boo boo and Im …

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Teen Driver in Deadly Crash Will Not be Cited

A Texas teen who was issued a careless driving citation after wreck that killed five of his family members will not face charges, prosecutors said Monday. The crash crash occurred on a Louisiana interstate, as the family was travelling to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Louisiana authorities believe the teen dozed off behind the wheel, and overcorrected as he …

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Actor Found on Fire Atop Train Dies of Injuries

After a commuter train travelling from Connecticut bound for New York City lost power early Sunday, transit authorities found a young actor and model on fire atop one of the cars. The 21-year-old later died from severe burns. In a statement, Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan said budding actor Brian McClellen likely was set afire by mechanical arms called …

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Weight Loss Surgery Now Possible for Alexis Shapiro,Thanks to Crowdfunding

At the age of 10, Alexis Shapiro developed  a craniopharyngioma. A craniopharyngioma is a rare benign brain tumor that affects about 1 in every million child a year. Luckily Alexis was able to undergo surgery to remove the tumor. However, she developed hypothalamic obesity. Hypothalamic obesity is a rare disease that causes hypothalamus damage.The hypothalamus controls appetite and metabolism. As a result …

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Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal

Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her cancer has returned, and has begun spreading. After multiple operations, the Easy Rider actress, says Eckelberry, “can hardly move around …

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